WD White paper Whirling Disease White Paper 2009

Since 2006 several biologists have been working to assemble the "state-of-the-science" regarding whirling disease. In summer 2009 Trout Unlimited and the Whirling Disease Initiative released Whirling Disease in the United States: A Summary of Progress in Research and Management. This publication overviews the complex life cycle of the parasite, biological and environmental factors influencing its spread and severity, and current prevention and management techniques. The text is copiously illustrated and augmented with a detailed bibliography. It should be most useful to field biologists and others who deal with aquatic nuisance species.

Download White Paper [1.9 MB PDF]

Full Color Informational Brochure

A new brochure about whirling disease is now available! Topics covered include whirling disease background and life cycle, frequently asked questions, and recommendations for anglers. Funding was provided by the Whirling Disease Initiative, Whirling Disease Foundation, and Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks. Copies of the brochure may be ordered from the Whirling Disease Initiative, contact whirlingdisease@montana.edu or call 406.994.2550.

Download Brochure [370 KB PDF]

Black Tale: The Whirling Disease Invaders

A new documentary film is now available, produced by the Whirling Disease Initiative and the Montana State University MFA Program in Natural History Filmmaking. There are two films on this DVD, one at 26 minutes and one at 14 minutes in length. If you're interested in obtaining a copy of this film, email whirlingdisease@montana.edu.

Under the surface of seemingly tranquil waters lies an unseen threat. Here, the whirling disease parasite breeds trouble for trout in the streams and hatcheries of North America. While there is no silver bullet solution in sighe for whirling disease, research is yielding an array of promising management options. Join a team of dedicated scientists and anglers as they work to protect our fisheries from these devastating outbreaks. A film by Kristin Glover and Stefanie Misztal.

  2006 Powerpoint Presentations

The whirling disease management suite from assessment and prevention to response -
Kajsa Stromberg, Whirling Disease Initiative
PDF [1.6 MB]

Whirling disease in Wyoming: Why not or not yet? - Mike Stone and Steve Wolff, Wyoming Game and Fish Department
PDF [802 KB]

History and Accomplishments of the Whirling Disease Foundation - Dave Kumlien, Whirling Disease Foundation
PDF [905 KB]

As the worm turns: tubificids and whirling disease - Billie Kerans, Montana State University
PDF [289 KB]